Trainee Clinical Nurse Endoscopist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Trainee Clinical Endoscopist (CE). this post will lead to a Band 8a CE once fully trained and independently taking your own Endoscopy lists. You will join our existing Nurse Endoscopist team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.

The successful candidate will undertake an intensive training programme with HEE, of which there are 2 intakes a year. The Health Education England (HEE) Clinical Endoscopist (CE) training programme provides a (30/40 week) clinically based and academically focussed learning programme to meet the outcomes of the JAG Endoscopy Training Scheme (JETS) and the Health Education England Competency Assessment Portfolio launched in 2015.

The role of CE provides the opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to deliver a professional CE service. Working on our busy Endoscopy unit with 5 scope rooms, you will ensure endoscopy is delivered in line with best practice with an excellent patient experience at the heart of what we do. There will be opportunity to enhance and develop your knowledge and endoscopy skills with full support from the wider team. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is now part of the Northwest Training Academy.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected, once training is completed, to deliver an endoscopic service carrying out gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy procedures to a JAG accredited standard. You must demonstrate specific skills in disorders of the GI tract, including diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic techniques and subsequent management and follow up of your caseload.

The post holder will act as an excellent clinical role model and work to continuously improve clinical care standards in line with the clinical governance framework, assisting the Senior Sisters and Lead Nurse to coordinate aspects of audit in relation to both local and national criteria set for the development of Endoscopy Units including JAG and GRS requirements.

About us

We area busy JAG accredited Unit undertaking diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. This includes Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, ERCP, Bronchoscopy, EBUS, EUS, and Enteroscopy. We also perform Therapeutic and Palliative stenting PEG, NJ insertion, In-patient endoscopy, GA Endoscopy and 24 hour 7 days a week GI Bleeds service. Through investment we will soon have 6 working endoscopy rooms that deliver to our patients. We will soon expand our in-session TNE capacity to a dedicated TNE service. We are a forward-thinking evolving service and due to a near complete refurbishment and expansion of service we are looking to recruit 3 more CE to our team. This is an exciting time to join Endoscopy, you will be part of a large established team of committed professionals who are proud to deliver the very best care to all patients that need the services of the unit. Successful applicants will become part of an inclusive team with an ethos of civility, kindness and respect. We encourage learning from excellence in an environment that embraces individuals freedom to speak up in a listening environment. We work hard and support hard and believe that a happy workforce will deliver the very best care to our patients. If you would like to join our team we welcome questions and visits before you submit your application. This will enable you to get more understanding of this highly rewarding role and the opportunities within it.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description is available in the relevant section for you to read.We would encourage applicants to make contact with us to view our refurbished Unit, meet the team and ask any questions regarding the role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Degree or relevant experience at band 6 or above
  • Post Registration qualification in a specialist area
  • Teaching & assessing qualification e.g. NST 307/ENB 998


  • Management qualification
  • Master Degree
  • Non Medical Prescriber
  • Experience within Endoscopy

Experience and Knowledge


  • Substantial registration and management experience
  • Substantial experience in a relevant clinical area
  • Implementation of change
  • Experience of teaching and assessing in a clinical area
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of ability to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Interested in basic skills OGD/Colonoscopy


  • Experience in undertaking research/audit

Skills and Ability


  • Ability to set & establish priorities
  • Leadership qualities
  • Team Player
  • Assertiveness
  • Strategic thinker & decision maker
  • IT Literate
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to influence and communicate at a senior level
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of Health Policy and Professional Nursing Agenda
  • Basic Life Support
  • Venepuncture & Cannulation
  • Excellent time management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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